Department of Health

The Chief Psychiatrist issues clinical guidelines to provide specialist advice on various aspects of clinical service and to inform mental health practitioners and services about the operation and clinical issues in relation to the Mental Health Act 2014.  


Guidelines under review

The principles in the remaining guidelines are considered a requirement in good clinical practice, and will be updated to reflect the Mental Health Act 2014. See the Mental Health Act handbook for more information.

Reviewed 10 December 2021


Contact details

Office of the Chief Psychiatrist

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